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US State
NicknameThe Grand Canyon State;
The Copper State
MottoDitat Deus
Official languagesEnglish
Spoken languagesEnglish 72.58%
Spanish 21.57%
Navajo 1.54%
DemonymArizonan, Arizonian
Largest citycapital
Largest metro areaPhoenix Metropolitan Area
Area Ranked6th
Total113998 sq mi 295254 km2
Width310 mi 500 km
Length400 mi 645 km
% water0.32
Pop. Rank16th
Highest pointHumphreys Peak
12637 ft 3851.8 m
Mean4100 ft 1250 m
Lowest pointColorado River at Sonora border
72 ft 22 m
Other information
Admission to UnionFebruary 14, 1912 (48th)
GovernorJan Brewer (R)
Lieutenant GovernorKen Bennett (R)
LegislatureArizona Legislature
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJohn McCain (R)
Jon Kyl (R)
U.S. House delegation5 Republicans, 3 Democrats
- Most of state - Mountain: UTC-7
- Navajo Nation - Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7

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Arizona c-enaudio=en-us-Arizona.oggærɪˈzoʊnə ( ; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak); is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the western United States and the mountain west. The capital and largest city is Phoenix. The second largest city is Tucson, followed in size by eight Phoenix metropolitan area cities: Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise and then by Yuma in Yuma County.

Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912. Arizona is noted for its desert climate, exceptionally hot summers, and mild winters, but it also features pine forests and mountain ranges in the northern high country, with much cooler weather than in the lower deserts.

Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It borders New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and California, touches Colorado, and has a 389 mi international border with the states of Sonora and Baja California in Mexico. It is the largest landlocked U.S. state by population. In addition to the Grand Canyon, many other national forests, parks, and monuments are located in the state, while more than a quarter of its territory is Federal Trust Land which serves as the home of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi tribe, the Tohono O'odham, Apache and Yaqui people and various Yuman tribes, such as the Yavapai, Quechan and Hualapai.

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